Greg Sparkman passed away peacefully in Hospice at the age of 62. He is survived by his son, Jordan Sparkman, brother, Kelly Sparkman, and sister, Susan Sparkman.
Greg was born in San Antonio, TX and grew up in Garland, TX. He was an achieved basketball player for the South Garland school district and went on to play at Cisco Junior College. After basketball, Greg moved on to play slow pitch softball for a sponsored travel team and spent most of his time on the ballfield or the golf course. He was someone that led the way and enjoyed life the way he wanted to. He was a loving and devoted father, family man and friend. He was loved by so many around him and touched the lives of many more. He leaves many memories behind but he always believed that there was a better world on the other side waiting to be explored and that one day he would see us again.
It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you. Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad. Love, The Gillilands
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Rest In Peace my old friend from O’Banion jr high to South Garland high and to Cisco Jr College times I will always cherish.
Greg, Your passing touched more lives than you could ever imagine. You taught me more than I could ever have taught me. You met the measure of a b=great basketball player because you made everyone that you played with or against become a better player. That was all that any coach could ask. RIP You will be missed.
Greg left me with loving memories to hold in my heart. I didn’t see him often but we made it a point to call on each other’s birthday, every year since 1982. He made me laugh like no other. Boy, did we have fun. I loved him dearly.
I will never forget the laughter and fun we all shared at Cisco Jr. College and beyond. Those were the best of times. Like the words from that Randy Travis song, “it’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you, it’s what you leave behind you when you go.” You left so much my dear friend. Love you Greg.